Ever since we found out that Netflix’s The Crown would recast its cast for season three and four, we wanted to know who would take on the roles of Elizabeth II and Prince Philip. Especially after Claire Foy and Matt Smith made us fall in love with their performances of the royal couple.
Late last year it was announced that Olivia Colman would take on the role of Queen Elizabeth II in season three and four, which had everyone quite excited about it. Shortly after we found out that Helena Bonham Carter would take over the role of Princess Margaret, the queen’s sister, from Vanessa Kirby.
The closest we came to find out who would play Prince Philip in the next two seasons was when Paul Bettany was in talks with Netflix. However, due to scheduling reasons, the actor had to step out of the race and we were left wondering who it could be once more.
Well, we were wondering until now.
Deadline exclusively revealed that Tobias Menzies has signed on to play Prince Philip in season three and four of The Crown.
It is definitely something that I can see and I am very curious to see how he will portray the older version of Prince Philip after Matt Smith had done a phenomenal job with portraying the Duke of Edinburgh in his early years of marriage and his wife’s first years as monarch.
The actor is probably best known for his role as Jack Randall / Frank Randall in Outlander and Edmure Tully in Game of Thrones.
Olivia Colman revealed that production on season three will start this July, so we still have to be patient to see how the new queen and her prince well they will follow in Foy’s and Smith’s footsteps, as it seems likely that season three will be released in late 2019. Yet, I can already see them doing exceptionally well, even though it won’t be an easy task.
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